10 Types of Rice: How to Choose the Healthiest Rice?

Ever heard of wild rice or red rice? Do you know these rice varieties are considered best for your health? While organic basmati rice is a famous variety worldwide for its wonderful aroma and taste, many other nutrient-rich varieties of rice are known to have many nutritional values.

What we sell

Rice exporters India to Germany sell many different varieties of rice. Some of these popular rice varieties are

  • Golden Sella Basmati Rice
  • Traditional basmati rice
  • Pusa Basmati Rice
  • 1121 Golden Sella Basmati Rice
  • 1121 Basmati Rice – White
  • White Sella Basmati Rice
  • Sugandha Basmati Rice
  • Sharbati Basmati Rice

Different Types of Rice

Following are the ten different varieties of rice supplied by basmati rice exporters India


Export of basmati rice from India to Germany is the most common. This rice variety developed by the professional basmati rice manufacturers is polished off to add soft texture to the rice, which loses some of the nutrients during the processing. The short and medium white rice grains have 242 calories and long grains have 205 calories. This rice variety doesn’t have much protein and fibre, so it is good to have with other proteins and vegetables to maintain the balance.


Basmati rice exporters India also supply brown rice, which is an unpolished grain variety. It is filled with nutrients containing bran layer that makes it a healthier option compared to white rice. Organic brown basmati rice also comes in long grain (216 calories), and medium-short grains (218 calories). It is a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6 and niacin. It even helps in reducing cholesterol, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes and cancer.


Some basmati rice exporters also sell red rice variety, which has about 200 calories. Its red colour comes from an antioxidant known as anthocyanins. This antioxidant is also found in strawberries and purple cabbages. The anthocyanins help to reduce allergy and inflammation, as well as prevent risks of cancer.


Black rice variety is also called the “forbidden rice.” This is because it was cultivated for Chinese Emperors ages ago. It is rich in antioxidants, fibres, Vitamin E, iron, phytonutrients, protein and phytochemicals. It is good for people with heart problems and high blood pressure.


It is actually a marsh grass that has 166 calories. It has a chewy texture and nutty, smoky flavour. It takes up to 60 minutes to prepare a big batch of wild rice. It is lower in calories and carbohydrates compared to other rice varieties.


There are a few experienced basmati rice suppliers in India. This rice variety is known as the king of rice, due to its distinct taste and aroma. The basmati rice distributors often deal in white and brown basmati varieties. It contains 190 calories and has some added nutrients and hence, has many health benefits.


It is a short round grain with 298 calories. It comes in three varieties: Koshihikari, Hatsunishiki and Sasanishiki. It helps in inducing sleep, so it is good for people with sleep issues.


It is a sticky and sweet variety of rice with 169 calories. It has zinc, selenium, magnesium and phosphorus to help nerves, thyroid and muscles function well. It has low fibre content and is good for preparing desserts.


Jasmine rice comes in medium to long grains with aromatic flavour and has a light, fluffy texture. It is a good source of vitamin B.

Arborio Rice

It presents a chewy and creamy texture. This rice variety has a decent amount of protein and thus, is good for people who need a protein-rich diet.

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